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ntRooting the Coby Kryos Android-based tablet unleashes the full potential of the device. It’s actually pretty impressive, especially for under $150. It has quality construction, reasonable specifications and features, and even without rooting, the AppsLib library would probably satisfy most tablet consumers. See the original post: “You can do more for less with the Coby Kryos.”
ntHere’s a picture of the Coby Kryos on my desk at work, with a pen and yellow notepad in the background.
Coby Kryos vs. Apple iPad
ntSide-by-side view of the Coby Kryos and Apple iPad.
Kryos vs. iPad
ntHere’s another side-by-side view of the Coby Kryos and Apple iPad.
Coby Kryos with USB keyboard
ntThis photo show the Coby Kryos sitting on a 17″ HP notebook with a USB keyboard plugged into it, at a Linux shell.
ntMy home screen showing folders, Google Voice, Gmail, The Weather Channel, Settings, and Evernote.
ntMy Media Folder, Gallery, Music, Kindle, DoubleTwist, FBReader, Nook, Pandora, Amazon MP3 Store, the YouTube app, and RockPlayer, a video player.
ntMy Social Folder, with Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. Location services work via Wi-Fi, just like an iPad with no 3G radio.
ntMy Market folder with AppsLib (included) and Market (only available with rooting and hacking the device).
ntMy Games folder, Abduction, Air Control, Angry Birds, The Great Land Grab (again, location services work through Wi-Fi), and X Construction.
ntUtils. Spare Parts (included), DiskUsage, ES File Explorer, Wifi Analyzer, Speed Test, ShootMe (a screengrab utility, root access required) and ASTRO, a file explorer with the ability to back up apps into .APK files.
ntA screenshot of the Application Manager/Backup screen in ASTRO.
Android apps tray
ntA screenshot of the Android apps tray, displaying the Superuser app, Telnet, Terminal Emulator, and more.
The z4root app
ntA screenshot of the apps tray displaying the z4root app used to root the Coby Kyros.
ntA screenshot of the Kindle App.
ntAlice In Wonderland in Kindle with typeface set for old-man eyes.
ntA screenshot of the Nook app main page.
Nook app library
ntA screenshot of the Nook app library – White Fang, Little Women, Dracula.
ntA screenshot of the FBReader – Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
ntA screenshot of the FBReader library.
ntA screenshot of the Gallery app.
ntA screenshot of the DoubleTwist audio app landscape mode.
ntA screenshot of the DoubleTwist audio app, portrait mode.
ntA screenshot of the YouTube app.
ntPandora audio page with cover art.
Linux shell/terminal access
ntThe Linux shell/terminal access, for rooted devices.
Angry Birds app
ntA screenshot of the Angry Birds app.
The Weather Channel app
ntA screenshot of The Weather Channel app. All of this for only $139!